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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Jun 3, 2012 8:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: back to the Led Zep/GD discussion

I have sent this to several LZ fan friends of mine, and I have posted the link on my FB page (It occurs to me now, I should have asked you !). And did the same for your Velvets one . I think your Dead orientation makes you more alert to the live performance elements of the various bands , that most music journalists ignore . I think it is good, that you stick with the music, and not their extra musical differences, which have, to some extent, poisoned the waters for me with Led Zep. I makes me want to investigate their live stuff further .
Thanks .

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Poster: light into ashes Date: Jun 3, 2012 11:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: back to the Led Zep/GD discussion

Gee, thanks. I'd actually thought this essay was a misfire.
It was kind of directed to LZ fans....a bit of "outreach" on my part! What's funny is that I make many uncomplimentary remarks about both bands in it...

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Jun 3, 2012 11:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: back to the Led Zep/GD discussion

Your "uncomplimentary remarks" , seem honest, and clear eyed (eared ?). Here is what I put on my FB page .

This is not a Zeppelin bashing (or Dead bashing) article : but a pretty thorough discussion of the musical approaches of the 2 bands . This guy has done his homework . I think Zeppelin fan will especially find this interesting .

The same sort of "outreach", was intended . Sorta explain what it is we hear in the GDs live performance, by comparing them to what they might know ( or not know) about bands they like . I doubt I will make any coverts, but it helps my more open minded musical friends to get an idea why I have 8 gillion hours of Dead cds, tapes, files .

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Poster: light into ashes Date: Jun 3, 2012 12:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: back to the Led Zep/GD discussion

Nah, I don't think it'll make any converts!
"What's this? Someone's comparing that half-baked hippie jamband to our Mighty Zep?!"